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3.52 | 103 ratings | 4 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1:
1. Mama
2. That's All
3. Home By the Sea
4. Second Home By the Sea
5. Illegal Alien
6. Taking It All Too Hard
7. Just a Job To Do
8. Silver Rainbow
9. It's Gonna Get Better

1. Invisible Touch
2. Tonight Tonight Tonight
3. Land Of Confusion
4. In Too Deep
5. Anything She Does
6. Domino: Pt.1: In the Glow Of the Night / Pt.2: The Last Domino
7. Throwing It All Away
8. Brazilian, The

Disc 3:
1. No Son Of Mine
2. Jesus He Knows Me
3. Driving the Last Spike
4. I Can't Dance
5. Never a Time
6. Dreaming While You Sleep
7. Tell Me Why
8. Living Forever
9. Hold On My Heart
10. Way Of the World
11. Since I Lost You
12. Fading Lights

Disc 4:
1. Calling All Stations
2. Congo
3. Shipwrecked
4. Alien Afternoon
5. Not About Us
6. If That's What You Need
7. Dividing Line, The
8. Uncertain Weather
9. Small Talk
10. There Must Be Some Other Way
11. One Man's Fool

Disc 5:
1. On the Shoreline
2. Hearts On Fire
3. Do the Neurotic
4. Feeding the Fire
5. I'd Rather Be You
6. Anything Now
7. Sign Your Life Away
8. Run Out Of Time

Line-up / Musicians

- Phil Collins / drums, percussion, lead vocals, backing vocals
- Tony Banks / keyboards, synth bass, backing vocals
- Nick D'Virgilio / drums and percussion
- Mike Rutherford / lead guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals
- Ray Wilson / lead vocals, backing vocals
- Nir Zidkyahu / drums and percussion

Releases information

A box set spanning from 1983 to 1998 containing five CD/SACD hybrid discs: Genesis, Invisible Touch, We Can't Dance, Calling All Stations, and an Extra Tracks CD with previously unreleased material. Each album comes with a bonus DVD disc with extras such as rare footage.

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GENESIS Genesis 1983-1998 ratings distribution

(103 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(37%)
Good, but non-essential (29%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

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Review by Tarcisio Moura
3 stars A rather schizo collection, should I say? Here you have all Genesis releases after the Abacab album, except the live albums The Way We Walk part I - The Shorts & part II The Longs. It´s their most popular period (sales wise, of course) in one boxset, plus the one album recorded by the group having Ray Wilson on vocals. As a bonus, you have a whole CD of extras, rare b-sides or unreleased material of the same era.

If you like their pop period, but has maybe only the vinyl copies of them, this is a good buy. The odd CD out is the Ray Wilson one, Calling All Stations. Good or bad, it does sound too different and awkward together with the others. The best part is the extra disc with various curious and good songs (especially the instrumental ones). I´m not quite sure if they are b sides or just unreleased ones, since I never heard any of them, with the exception of On The Shoreline. But the tunes are mostly as good as (some even better than) the ones that made it to their albums and quite worth it to buy this one alone if you can find it.

If you´re in love with latter day Genesis and wants to buy them all in one punch this boxset is recommended. And you´ll get a worthy bonus, plus Ray Wilson´s only CD with them and a great booklet. Good, but hardly essential in any way.

Latest members reviews

4 stars An encyclopedia of the longest, least fruitful and dreariest period in the band's history. The leading role of Tony Banks as composer and arranger was rapidly decreasing, the role of Phil Collins was rapidly growing. The band's music of this era sounds as if the musicians were bored with music. ... (read more)

Report this review (#1783429) | Posted by proghaven | Sunday, September 17, 2017 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Genesis 1983-1999 is an excellently remasted look at Genesis at their pop prime. Whereas many people are fighting about compression/loudness/B-sides left off, etc., I will discuss what we have, not wish we had. I think the older albums -Genesis, Invisible Touch - are the most affected by the ... (read more)

Report this review (#904179) | Posted by wehpanzer | Friday, February 1, 2013 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I know this may seem like a diss on Genesis. But i never cared much for Phil Collins. He wasn't as Progressive as Peter..and didnt wanna go into the weird tangents of music. I felt when Peter left genesis wasn't genesis it became a pop band. More radio friendly, more rocky and lost the glitte ... (read more)

Report this review (#181398) | Posted by Proggnat | Monday, September 1, 2008 | Review Permanlink

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